Traditional dishes and all -you-can-eat salad, soup and bread sticks are the draw at this upscale-casual Italian restaurant.. In Short Established in 1982, this chain gained a following for its laid-back atmosphere and generous portions. Patrons settle into comfortable booths and tables in dining rooms with plants, artwork and décor reminiscient of the villas in the Tuscan countryside. Starters include scampi, sausage or pepperoni pizza, and several soup choices, as well as a signature seafood dip (crab, shrimp, cheese and marinara). Entrees include classics like lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo and chicken parmigiana. There are also "Garden Fare" options, which promise 30 percent fewer calories.
Not at all good..
The positive reviews here are obviously from people who never venture more than 5 minutes from their homes. There are some amazing local Italian restaurants in St. Louis, but it's a shame how many people only go to the chains. Guess that's why Olive Garden and Macaroni Grill are always packed. It's a shame for them.
you've got to be kidding me . . . how did olive garden get such a high rating in a city that has an outstanding selection of italian food . . .head over to the hill for a much better meal at an equal price
really crummy food.
You have got to be kidding. Maybe in Houston the Italian food here would look good. But with the plethora of authentically Italian restaurants in STL, how could anyone rate this mediocre chain as the best STL has to offer. Did they never hear of garlic? The food is bland. Okay, the salad is good, but it certainly should not define the quality of the restaurant. I guess whoever rated this as a top must think Fazoli's is fine dining.
Not in a city that is known for The Hill.
There are Olive Gardens all over the U.S. and their food is alright. I've eaten there on many occasions but their food is nothing comapared to most of the restaurants located on the historic Hill where Italian restaurants cannot be beaten.
YOU MUST BE JOKING.
unbelievable... a city like st. louis with a rich italian heritage and The Hill would vote for the Olive Garden! That's like voting McDonald's best hamburger. This is appalling.
Maybe people who vote for the Olive Garden as best Italian should venture out of your new suburban cookie cutter neighborhoods and come to the city. Jeez! Makes me sick that you call yourselves St. Louisans!!!